We no longer listen. We speak one over the other, at the same time. We draw conclusions based on rumours, hearsay, gut feeling, not reasoning and facts. We raise the voice instead of the reasoning to gain the illusion of achievement. We demand, don’t cooperate. We set personal agendas instead of aiming for resolution of common issues. We bend our moral fabric like it’s made of Kevlar and expected it somehow to retain its initial shape and integrity through all the impacts we assault it with. We never talk about the big pink elephants floating in the meeting rooms or at our social gatherings. We forego friendships and partnerships like they are replaceable things. We declare ourselves victorious in meetings winning pointless arguments. And yet, we seek happiness. How do I explain this to my son?